In October of 2015, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated a grade B recommendation that pertained to screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes and referrals to counseling that has significant implications for diabetes prevention efforts, including the potential for widespread coverage of behavioral counseling interventions such as CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The USPSTF is an independent panel of experts that publishes recommendations for evidence-based clinical preventive services. The Affordable Care Act requires many health plans to cover items and services with a grade A or B USPSTF recommendation without cost-sharing for the relevant member. The USPSTF FAQ resource was developed by the NACDD and Leavitt Partners with input from the Diabetes Council Leadership Group to help states understand the guidelines and opportunities.
This is the FULL STORY from The Connector, February 2017.